Hello Church Family, this is Pastor Phil. Pastor Paul writes in Philippians 4:6, do not be anxious about anything. In the normal day to day of life that seems like a hard pill to swallow, let alone when a crisis has gripped our country and world.
Anxiety can feel like an all-encompassing force that we feel trapped within and no matter how hard we try we don’t know if we can release the bonds. But with anxiety, the more we focus on what we are anxious about the more the anxiety tightens its grip on us.
Like, in any situations in life, we work with what we can control. There are many things in this current crisis that is within our control, from how we choose to meet together, whether in person or on the phone and online to how we increase our prayer life.
Pastor Paul reminds us to respond to anxiety with what we can control, our prayers, giving everything to Jesus, both our needs and thanksgiving for all of our blessings. The rest, what we can’t control, we lay in Jesus’ hands. Take a look at Philippians 4:4-8 for these encouraging words.
Please remember, our church family is not meeting in public worship this Wednesday or Sunday. The church leadership will continue to discuss our future plans. Please go on my FB page or my blog, www.philipmcclelland.org on Wednesday and Sunday respectively for new meditations and updates from your church family.
All this where we are loved by God, grow together and serve Jesus.